Friday, June 26, 2009

UN money at work

This has been bothering me for 2 years now.

Here is the UNHCR compound in Gulu. Notice the two story hut in the middle.

That's not just any hut, its a bar, called the Cock and Bull. The UNHCR director built it a few years ago in order to practice running a bar for when he returned back to England.

The good news is it only cost $10,000 to build. I am not aware of anything the UN does for only $10,000.

1 comment:

Eliza said...

It is disappointing to see how aid resources are wasted.
As the mid-term evaluation of the Guardian and AMREF's rural development iniative in Uganda - the Katine Project - approaches, Guardian journalist Madeleine Bunting explores how resources have been spent over the last year and a half and whether the project is delivering on its aims.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/katineblog/2009/jun/25/livelihoods-amref-review